I am knitting a hat 70 sts around and need to start my decreases for the crown. How do I figure them? This is a pattern that I made up and would like the top of the hat to look nice and neat when finished. The hat is Double knited so it will be reversible.
Usually you work in multiples of 10. Or if you want a faster decrease you could work in multiples of 7.
For 10, you'd work the first decrease row as k8, k2tog all the way around, and then knit a row even. On the next dec you'd work k7, k2tog, then k6, k2tog, etc. (with an even row between) until you get down to a few stitches that you'd pull your yarn through to close the top.
For multiple of 7, you'd start with k5, k2tog, k4, k2tog, etc., with an even row between.
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